T&T RED CROSS GETS INTERNATIONAL GRANT
Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society gets international grant for communications technology upgrade
The TTRCS has won a prestigious award from the Empress Shoken Fund, now in its 100th year. The project involves the use of teleconferencing equipment to improve the connectivity of the entire TTRCS system. The new system will reduce travel between the islands, but increase participation at all levels of the National Society. It will also be used to extend the reach of meetings, training, seminars & workshops. The geography of our two islands and the distance between them sometimes makes it challenging and expensive to communicate, interact and to coordinate operations. This project will improve the National Society's communications infrastructure and contribute to faster and better response to critical needs during our normal operations and in times of disaster. The value of the award is CHF 19,108 or a little over 133 Thousand TT Dollars.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Fund, a website detailing its history and work has been launched at www.shokenfund.org. In 2012, the Empress Shoken Fund is awarding a total of CHF 100,076 to projects proposed by five Red Cross or Red Crescent societies on four continents. Other initiatives selected are a youth education project in Azerbaijan, a climate change project in Mexico, promotion of living standards for women in Senegal and blood donation in Tunisia.
TTRCS receives donation from Repsol
Spanish Oil Company Repsol and the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society (TTRCS) strengthened their alliance in the fight against HIV and AIDS on Monday 20th September 2010 at the Kapok hotel when Repsol presented the Red Cross with a cheque in excess of 2 million TT dollars. With this funding Repsol will continue being the main donor of the Red Cross HIV programme for the next 2 years. This support to the local Red Cross will allow the organization the ability to implement the activities under the Global Alliance on HIV which is a new programming framework geared to encourage the Red Cross “to do more and to do better”.Read more... Link
Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society is a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and has 1,000 members and volunteers as well as 5,000 youth link members. Our core activities are Disaster Preparedness and Response, First Aid, HIV and AIDS prevention, Health and Care in the Community and communication of humanitarian values.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross is officially recognized by the State as a voluntary organization, auxiliary to the public authorities acting for the benefit of the civilian population. All our work is based on the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
A Governing Council, representative of all segments of the national society, governs the work of the Red Cross in Trinidad and Tobago, with an Executive Committee acting on the council’s behalf, and the overall operations of the National Society managed by a Director General/CEO.
The National Society comprises of three branches; The Northern Branch in Port-of-Spain, Southern Branch in San Fernando and Tobago Branch based at Signal Hill, Tobago. These Branches coordinate the volunteers and the work in the communities.
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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.
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